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1515 Madison St. (Colfax St.) Send to Phone
An extensive menu featuring a very pleasing and successful amalgam of Vietnamese, Italian and other Asian and Western cuisines.

Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Rose's Cafe Restaurant Review

: Tom and Rose Casabona opened a very small restaurant more than 17 years ago and it remains a popular place to eat. Tom, whose family came from Sicily, cooked while Rose, who is Vietnamese, did everything else. They have recently transplanted Rose's Café into the very large space vacated by the Normandy Restaurant. Although they have painted and brightened up the old place, much of the décor remains the same. As in the old place, the 50-plus items on the menu reflect Tom and Rose's love of ethnic food. For starters, both Vietnamese and Chinese egg rolls are knock-outs. The steamed escarole, served with a drizzle of olive oil and a shaving of Parmesan cheese, is equally delicious. One of our favorite entrées is the Chinese catfish, steamed with ginger, garlic, green onions and sherry. Another is the pasta Casabona---penne tossed with olive oil, sausage, escarole, bell pepper, artichoke hearts and mushrooms. The food is consistently well prepared.


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